NFL suspends Jameson Williams, 4 others for gambling

Always take over. friday morning the NFL announced Suspension of five players for breach of gambling policy. Quintez Cephus, CJ Moore, Stanley Berryhill, and Jameson Williams of the Detroit Lions, and Shaka Toney of the Washington Commanders apparently all ignored how Calvin Ridley missed all of the previous seasons due to gambling on football,

Cephus, Moore and Shaka are suspended for at least the rest of the upcoming season and can petition for reinstatement at the end of the season. Given this, they are more likely to be reinstated Ridley’s suspension sets a precedent, Berryhill and Williams are out for the first six regular season games and can participate in all off-season and pre-season activities, including pre-season games. He would not be “suspended” until after final roster cuts.

The league’s gambling policy prohibits anyone in the NFL from “engaging in gambling of any kind in any club or league facility or venue, including a practice facility.” However, this was not the case in 2017.

“We are not changing our position as it pertains to legalized sports gambling,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell once told MMQB’s Peter King, “We still don’t think it’s a positive thing.”

What the NFL said about gambling in 2017

That year – 2017 – was also the year when the The league issued a statement to say:

“As it was for my predecessors, for me as commissioner of the National Football League there is no greater priority than protecting the integrity of our game. Our fans, our players and our coaches deserve to know that we will ensure Making every effort to ensure that no undue influence affects the game on the field, last week’s decision of the Supreme Court has had no impact on that unwavering commitment.

We have spent considerable time planning for the potential for widespread legalized sports gambling and are prepared to address these changes in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner, which includes adequate education and compliance for our clubs, players, staff and partners Training included. These efforts include supporting common sense legislation that protects our players, coaches and fans and maintains public confidence in our sports. We are asking Congress to enact basic standards for states that choose to legalize sports betting that include at least four core principles:

1. There should be adequate consumer protection;

2. Sports leagues can protect our content and intellectual property from those who attempt to steal or misuse it;

3. Fans will have access to official, reliable league data; And

4. Law enforcement will have the necessary resources, monitoring and enforcement tools to protect our fans and punish bad actors at home and abroad.

By 2021, the the league was announced Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel as some of its official sports-betting partners.